Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost


Deans, Directors and Departmental Executive Officers

Lois J. Geist, associate provost for faculty

September 14, 2021

AY 2021-22 Promotion and Tenure Procedures


Departments and colleges will have started the process of arriving at recommendations for the awarding of tenure, and for promotions in all academic ranks.  The policies and procedures related to promotion and tenure are provided in the links below.  

In addition to these University procedures, each college will follow its own supplemental written procedures governing tenure and promotion decision making.

The Faculty Promotion Cover Sheet is available through the HR Transaction System.  The form will automatically populate all needed information, but should be routed for signatures. 

The Office of the Provost requires all promotion dossiers to be submitted electronically, either by giving website access to Alaina Hanson or by submitting dossiers as a .pdf or on an external drive.  Please prepare the dossier as one bookmarked document, in the order indicated in the various promotion documents.

Candidates should have compiled and submitted substantive material for inclusion in the promotion dossier on or before the date specified in the college’s written policy or in the absence of a specified date, by September 1.  Collegiate recommendations are due in the Office of the Provost no later than February 7, 2022.

Please contact Alaina Hanson, 319-335-3015, or me if you have any questions about the process.